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How should I make the \min and \max bold?


You could use \boldmin defined as \newcommand\boldmin{\mathop{\mathbf{min}}

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    Or of course \DeclareMathOperator\boldmin{\mathbf{min}} – yo' Nov 13 '12 at 9:38

There are many ways for getting bold in math, e.g. see "How can I get bold math symbols?".

Since you have tagged the question with amsmath, I assume this package is loaded and then \boldsymbol is available. The following example shows some ways to bold an expression with \min with different bold ranges:

\[ \min_{i=1}^n q(s_i) \]
\[ \mathop{\boldsymbol\min}_{i=1}^n q(s_i) \]
\[ \mathop{\boldsymbol{\min_{i=1}^n}} q(s_i) \]
\[ \boldsymbol{\min_{i=1}^n q(s_i)} \]



Bold math can be obtained by loading the bm package, and then using \bm{\min} and \bm{\max}

  • I'm not sure, but does this preserve the correct spacing? – yo' Nov 13 '12 at 9:37
  • @tohecz Yes, it does preserve the correct spacing. – Guido Nov 13 '12 at 9:56

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